Since yesterday online on CNN Health you can read the beautiful article of Maddie Bender about ‘Photographic Treatment ©’. She interviewed the psychogeriatrist Dr. Frans Hoggeveen, Ruth Drew director of information at the Alzheimer’s Association and Marloes Krijnen, the director of FOAM Amsterdam’s photography museum. Enjoy the read! https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/20/health/photographic-treatment-dementia-photos/index.html Since then I received many enthusiastic and supportive emails from all over..
We are delighted to share with you that ‘Photographic Treatment ©’ just won the Author Book award at Les Rencontres d’Arles! We are very grateful to the jury, composed of Marloes Krijnen, Irene De Mendoza, Véronique Bergero, Ilgın Deniz Akseloğlu, Vera Michalski and Muriel Enjalran. The book’s publisher, Dewi Lewis, received last night the award from Marloes Krijnen, the jury president, in the théatre antique in Arles.
Een hele mooie recensie in De Volkskrant over de werken van Photographic Treatment © die te zien zijn in CBK Zuidoost in Amsterdam.
Een informatief stukje over Photographic Treatment © in het blad Denkbeeld, het vakblad over dementie.
Photographic Treatment © in de Volkskrant selectie 15 beste fotoboeken van het jaar ! Hieper de piep Hourra ! Hieronder de recensie van Merel Brem Alle vijf de boeken van de reeks Photographic Treatment © zijn voorzien van een bijsluiter. Daarin gaat het over het hoe en waarom van dit therapeutische ‘medicijn’ en hoe vaak je het moet nemen. Onder het kopje ‘Bijwerkingen en schadelijke effecten’ staat ‘Geen’. Het veroorzaakt een glimlach, maar Photographic Treatment © van kunstenaar..
‘The Living Image’ (video 11 min. 10” – here extract of 2 min. 23”). A series of ten photographs become strangely alive through the words of an elderly lady, who lives in a care institution for elderly with an advanced stage of dementia. Watch and discover the very personal and moving perspective of Miss R. looking at landscapes, animals, art works and portraits. [Dutch spoken]
The child and father of one of our volunteers are looking together at one of the Photographic Treatment © books. The grandfather has been diagnosed with an early stage of dementia. In this very personal and touching documentation one can get the essence of the project as the child and grandfather complement one another’s interpretations of the diptychs during a sweet conversation. [Dutch spoken]
Last week Dewi Lewis presented Photographic Treatment © at Paris Photo in Grand Palais Paris. Photographic Treatment © fitted right in as its own combinations could be easily combined with the other photographs on the photo. We are glad to announce that the photo books have now reached even San Francisco and India. https://www.dewilewis.com
Full of excitement we look back at the opening of Laurence Aëgerter’s exhibition Photographic Treatment ©. The opening was Saturday the 4th of November in Galerie Block C in Groningen. The exhibition consisted of diptych prints silkscreened with scents like soap, lavender and eucalyptus. Besides it was the premiere of the Living Image, a short film of 11 minutes in which an elderly lady in an advanced stage of dementia shares her thoughts with the audience while she looks at the photographs…
After the last Photo intervention of a series of four in the Vondelstede residential and care centre in Amsterdam Susan Wognum, activity counsellor, said: “The photo activity was really great! And seeing the growth of some residents made it even more special and beautiful. That’s what you are aiming for in the end.”
Ten volunteers trained by Laurence Aëgerter have been working since June to support individual and group interventions in twelve nursing homes for elderly in and around Amsterdam Some of these volunteers have experience in working with people with dementia, they are very involved with this target group and/or curious about what photos can mean for elderly people with dementia. An experienced volunteer works together with a less experienced volunteer to do the photo interventions together. With a..
A few days ago 8 people of nursing home the Huize Plantage, Amsterdam, participated enthusiastically to a group photo-intervention and found exciting and new photo combinations. A lady understood quickly and naturally what she was supposed to do. She made a story of four photos: a bee flies from flower to flower, and by mistake approaches a crystal shaped like a flower, forcing her to stop working. Another lady started with one photo of the wood that remains from a pencil sharpener. For some time..
Photographic Treatment © has successfully presented its photo books at the Unseen Amsterdam book market from the 22nd to the 27th of September. Unseen is a leading platform for contemporary photography where up-and-coming talent showcase their work. In the industrial circular space of the Gashouder, artwork of international photography galleries could be admired. Gallery Caroline O’Breen presented photographs from the series Photographic Treatment ©, amongst which a 100 x 140 cm diptych print..
On Wednesday 13th of September Laurence Aëgerter presented Photographic Treatment © at the FOAM edition book launch, organized by Lotte Klösters. Thanks to prof. Dick Swaab scientific knowledge of dementia was given which opened up a vibrant Q&A. The book sales and the enthusiasm of the people confirmed the actuality of the subject and a common desire to give a positive contrition to people who live with dementia.
The website of Photographic Treatment is online. Everything about the project, the interventions and the photo books you can discover on the website. There you can also find a blog with current developments and events. http://photographictreatment.com